cooking vacation with the slow cooking school

Embarking on a cooking vacation at Il Fontanaro is like stepping into a culinary paradise nestled in the beautiful region of Umbria, Italy. This idyllic retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Italian cuisine while surrounded by breathtaking countryside views.

Aside from the cooking classes, you can explore the picturesque olive groves and vineyards that surround the property. The serene ambiance of the countryside inspires a sense of tranquility. Making it the perfect setting for leisurely walks or peaceful moments of relaxation.

During your cooking vacation, you will have the opportunity to visit local markets, where you can handpick the freshest ingredients for your meals. Whether it’s plump tomatoes, fragrant herbs, or artisanal cheeses. Each ingredient you choose will contribute to the authentic and flavorful dishes you will create.

In addition to the culinary experiences, Il Fontanaro offers wine and food tours, bike tours, yoga classes. 

A cooking vacation at Il Fontanaro is a perfect combination of gastronomic exploration, cultural immersion, and unforgettable memories.

Here is an ideal program for your cooking vacation:

  • Saturday: arrival and time to relax at the pool. Explore the village of Paciano, a Medieval village with bars, restaurants and a Museum to visit.
  • Sunday: Il Fontanaro is ideally located, allowing you to easily visit nearby towns and villages. Take day trips to places like Montepulciano, Cortona, Orvieto, and Assisi, and get lost in their rich history, captivating architecture, and vibrant local cultures. Sample delectable regional cuisine, wander charming streets, and immerse yourself in the authentic Italian experience.

  • Monday: Visit the fresh market of Chiusi Chianciano, only 12 km away and taste local cheese from Pienza, organic veggies, the traditional roast pork. Than when we return we will start the first Cooking class in Umbria. You will make Tagliatelle, Ravioli pasta and Tuscan Gnudi plus the Tiramisu.
  • Tuesday: Second Cooking class. You will make potatoes dumplings (gnocchi) simple and filled with Tuscan cheese. Also we will make the Crema della nonna with local organic fruits. You will have the evening free to visit a cheese factory or others.

cooking vacation with the slow cooking school

  • Wednesday: Third cooking class. We will make lasagna, spaghetti alla chitarra, orecchiette and parmigiana di melanzane (eggplants).
  • Thursday: Visit Perugia and Assisi. Ask us for more ideas, the city guide and our local tips. Or visit Deruta, the ceramic village and Spello, the olive oil city. Combine the day tour with the visit of Olive Museum and Wine Museum in Torgiano.
  • Friday: Tuscany and Umbria are renowned for their exceptional wines, and Il Fontanaro offers a unique opportunity to explore and taste the best of the region. Partake in guided wine tastings and vineyard tours, where you can learn about winemaking traditions, sample exquisite wines, and develop a deeper appreciation for the artistry behind each bottle.

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends. Cindy Morgan

More info  for your cooking vacation: +39 338 7408884  also available on Whats Ap!






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